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Friday Poll: Flight Attendant’s Exit Strategy

A Houston television station reports that a United Airlines flight attendant used an evacuation slide to leave a packed airplane, despite the absence of any emergency: According to an official with United Airlines, the incident happened around noon after Flight 1246 landed in Houston after traveling from Sacramento. Julia Price deployed an evacuation slide when the aircraft…

Friday Poll: A Sea Monster in the Thames?

A Sea Monster in the Thames? There are periodic claims about a monster in Loch Ness, but the British press is now asking about a sea monster in the Thames, supposedly sighted from someone riding a cable car.  The video has now been viewed over two million times, showing that there’s a high, ongoing interest…

Friday Catblogging: Cat’s Unplanned Trip

A very happy ending to an extraordinary story, all thanks to a microchip! http://www.grovelodgevets.co.uk/blog/cat-in-the-box Posted by Grove Lodge Veterinary Group on Thursday, March 24, 2016 A Siamese cat survived eight days in a packing box after she climbed in shortly before her owner sealed the container: After traveling for 260 miles, Cupcake arrived in Worthing, West…

Friday Poll: The Unexpected Kinkajou

An elderly woman in Florida awoke recently to find a kinkajou, apparently escaped from someone else’s house as they’re not native to Florida, sleeping on her chest.  Woman and kinkajou are now fine, although the woman was at first frightened by the encounter. What would you think of this – unpleasant encounter or great story…

Friday Poll: A Fake Elderly Resident

A Fake Elderly Resident In Rhode Island, a local senior affairs director, Sue Stenhouse, persuaded a middle-aged, male van driver to dress as an elderly woman during an event highlighting services for senior citizens.  The story is now viral, and the senior affairs director is now out of her job. (Ms. Stenhouse was also accused of using…

Friday Post: A Martian Mouse?

A Martian Mouse? An amateur astronomer reviewing NASA photographs from Mars thinks he’s identified a strange creature: “…an amateur astronomer believes he may have spotted evidence of a real-life rodent race on the Red Planet, after trawling through images captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover. According to a video on YouTube channel ArtAlienTV, a picture that…

Friday Poll: World Records Day

Most Admirable World Record Title? On Thursday, Guinness held Guinness World Records Day, to give people a chance to earn a world record title. I’ve listed some of the records people sought, to see which you think are especially admirable. What do you think?

Friday Poll: Rabbits v. Humans of Langley, Washington

Rabbits v. Langley, Washington In Langley, Washington, people are complaining that rabbits are overrunning the town: Hundreds of bunnies are running wild around Langley, on Whidbey Island. They’re burrowing holes in school football fields, destroying the foundations of buildings and posing health risks to people and their pets, according to local officials. “There is feces…

Friday Poll: Who Invented Chess?

Who Invented Chess? Here’s a surprising headline: World Chess President Claims He Was Abducted By Space Aliens — And They Invented Chess “They came in a flying saucer, picked me up, and I spent a whole day in outer space.” The story‘s over at the Huffington Post, where current International Chess Foundation president – and…

Bears Overrun Russian Town

Years ago, one might have had concerns over the Russian bear, but now it’s ordinary Russians worrying about ordinary bears. In the first video below, residents describe how bears are taking over their town. In the second video, Russian law enforcement – always ready with the most sophisticated animal-control techniques – cleverly uses a siren…